Exhibition Opening
December 18, 2009

On 18 December 2009 at 5 pm the offisial opening of the exhibition "The Child with the Sun in his Pocket" (to the 100th anniversary of Bohdan Ihor Antonych) took place at the Center for Urban History.

"The Child with the Sun in his Pocket" exhibition, organized by the Center for the Humanities of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv with the participation of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe and with the financial support of the City Council of Lviv, continues and crowns the activities connected with Antonych’s works and meetings of the "Eight interpretations of Antonych" series. The major character of the exhibition is the child of Antonych’s works that is interpreted as "the inner child" discovered and revived in ourselves when we sometimes ask about the simplest things and apprehend the world amazedly and unselfishly.

Besides poetry, a special place where one can meet the child is the creative work of Oleh Rybchynsky, a Lviv artist who is thoroughly familiar with the child’s world and has been a shrewd interpreter of Antonych for rather a long time.

Moreover, the voices of Antonych’s predecessors, contemporaries and successors – those he read and translated and mentioned in his records – ring in the discourse on the child whose image we can also find in the photos taken in Lviv at the times of Antonych and his readers. The exhibition will consequently offer an opportunity not only to make new acquaintances, but also to meet old friends – the authors of texts, pictures, images.

Curators: Yevhen Hulevych, Zoriana Rybchynska, Natalka Babalyk, Olena Haleta

Designer: Yurko Morykvas

The exhibition is opened for viewing in the exhibition spaces of the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe from 18 December 2009 to 7 March 2010.

Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Location: 6 Bohomoltsia str., Lviv

Entrance is free